Known online as Faker, Lee Sang-hyeok is the world’s best-ever League of Legends player. Having performed and won in all major competitions for the game, Faker offers you all you need to know about competitive gaming and eSports, from the leading legend himself.
At the top of his game, Faker is incredibly well respected in the eSports community and was referred to as the “Michael Jordan of League of Legends” by the Vice President of Riot Games. He started as a gamer playing Chaos and MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games which helped him to transition to League of Legends in 2011. After realising his talents in the game, Faker was selected to join the South Korean eSports team, SK Telecom in 2013.
Best known for playing characters LeBlanc and Zed, Faker has played his entire professional career as a Mid Laner for SK1 in multiple teams. One of his greatest achievements was in 2013 leading his team, then known as SKT T1 K, to their first League of Legends Championship win. Faker became one of only two players to have won the Championship three timesin 2013, 2015 and 2016.
To date, Faker has won numerous titles as part of his team, which he refers to as a second family, and has also been recognised individually. In 2017 he was awarded the Best ESports Player at the Game Awards and in 2018 he won the David Yan Award for the Most Beloved Player. Forbes acknowledged Faker on their 2018 ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list. The list is made up of people that are challenging conventions and rewriting the rules for the next generation.
As a player, Faker was the first in League of Legends history to have won all Riot Games international tournaments. He also celebrated his one-hundredth international win at the International Championships in 2019. In his fairly short time as a professional gamer, Faker has achieved a lot of firsts for the sport, including being the first person to reach 1000 kills in the Legends Champions Korea in 2016 and reaching 500 games played in the Korean Championships in 2019.
Offering insights into the fastest growing sport in the world, and sharing the latest from global competitions, Faker is an ideal speaker if you want to gain an understanding of the next biggest thing. With eSports set to overtake traditional sports in the near future, Faker has an intricate insider knowledge he is able to share with audiences.
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